Greetings from the Frozen North -- Let's Make Jam!
We at Pomona's hope that you are surviving this historic winter. For a little diversion from shoveling snow, we bring you some great jam recipes.
CanningCraft Creates: Cold Comfort Jelly
By Allison Carroll Duffy, Author of Preserving with Pomona's Pectin (Fair Winds Press, June 2013)
When I was a kid, whenever my siblings or I were in bed with a cough, sore throat, or otherwise nasty cold, my stepmom would make us a big mug of honey-lemon-ginger "tea." Nothing more than boiling water and lemon juice infused with ginger root and sweetened with a bit of honey, it was a simple concoction, but it provided welcome comfort -- at least a little bit -- when we were sick.
When I met my husband, I learned that he had long relied on a similar anti-cold brew that also included garlic and cayenne pepper . . . Because we drink this tea a lot, I thought it would be handy to adapt it into a jelly -- a tea "concentrate" of sorts. . . .
CanningCraft Creates: Cold Comfort Jelly: Complete blog post with recipe from Allison Carroll Duffy
Cold Comfort Jelly: Recipe only
Harmony Garden Club — Learn, Jam, Eat
By Becky Hoff
The Harmony Garden Club meets once a month to discuss all things garden related: vegetable gardening, fruit trees, landscaping, straw bale gardening, cooking with fresh herbs, garden art -- you name it, we’ve talked about it. The club serves as a study group for those who want to learn about and promote amateur gardening. As a member for the last three years, I can testify that I have learned a lot from the wealth of knowledge and talent in this group! So I was quite flattered when asked to lead a discussion on home canning. . . .